Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Germany. 2005. R. 145 minutes.
Sponsored by The Colonial Theatre
Fri., June 1, 2007 thru Thu., June 14, 2007
Director/co-writer Paul Verhoeven returns to his native Netherlands for a gripping, epic thriller about the Dutch underground in the fall of 1944. Based on true events, Carice van Houten stars as Rachel Stein, a young, pretty Jewish woman who falls for a high-ranking Gestapo officer (Sebastian Koch) while seeking revenge for her family’s murders. Starring some of the Netherlands’ most celebrated actors, including Thom Hoffman, Waldemar Kobus and Derek de Lint, Verhoeven’s latest effort is a return to form, suffused with the intense paranoia he evokes so well, where friend and enemy blur together until they are indistinguishable. (Partially subtitled)